George Washington’s Day of Birth: February 22nd


First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting; correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues.
John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 1799

Honoring America’s first Commanding General, Commander-in-Chief, and the 
First President of the United States.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington!

Suggested Reading/Viewing
The Real George Washington … Video, YouTube, National Geographic Channel

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